Cinema Book Club

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Cinema Book Club

Like films? Like books? Like talking about films and books?

Instagram / Twitter: @cinemabookclub

Your hosts Charlene and Chelsea are delighted to bring you a #virtualcinemabookclub in podcast form!

You can listen on Spotify HERE or on Apple Podcasts HERE

 

Next up:

October - The Exorcist

This Halloween, Cinema Book Club will read William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist and watch William Friedkin's Oscar nominated adaptation. One of the most revered horror films of all time and banned in Ireland until 1998, don't miss the opportunity to catch this classic on the big screen.

Loosely based on actual reported events, the film follows young Regan (Linda Blair) who starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues – and her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) who seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

After the screening, the “snug” in Pálás bar will be reserved to meet and discuss your thoughts about the book and the film adaptation. All are welcome to join the chats, even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book!

If you can’t stay for the discussion, check out the Cinema Book Club podcast here.

 

November - The Big Sleep

For “Noirvember”, the Cinema Book Club will be reading Raymond Chandler’s classic novel The Big Sleep and watching Bogey and Bacall smoulder in Howard Hawk’s beloved film noir.

Humphrey Bogart stars as Philip Marlowe, a private detective hired by a wealthy family for a seemingly simple case but as he gets deeper into this family’s world, he is drawn into a complex case of murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

After the screening, the “snug” in Pálás bar will be reserved to meet and discuss your thoughts about the book and the film adaptation. All are welcome to join the chats, even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book!

If you can’t stay for the discussion, check out the Cinema Book Club podcast here.

 

EPISODES

Episode 7: THE HATE U GIVE

"A life affirming rebuttal to apathy, despair and surrender. It's also one of the year's most important films." - SF Gate

We read Angie Thomas' timely book THE HATE U GIVE this month's book club. If you can't stay for the discussion check out the Cinema Book Club podcast here

 

Episode 6: Clueless

We're back!! 

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.

“This sweetest and best of all creatures, faultless in spite of all her faults.” - Emma, Jane Austen. Amy Heckerling's classic film Clueless, brings a modern spin to Austen's book. 

 

Episode 5: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

To feel infinite - stand on the back of your pick-up truck and play our NEW PODCAST as loud as you can!!

 

Episode 4: Call Me By Your Name

Bonus episode!

Charlene and Chelsea take a look back at previous Cinema Book Club discussion, Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name, based on the beloved cult novel by Andre Aciman.

Join us as we chat through our thoughts on this swoony summer romance novel and its sunny adaptation starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

 

Episode 3: The Social Network

This month, still socially isolated (sorry if there's tech issues!), Charlene and Chelsea were reading Ben Mezrich's novel The Accidental Billionaires and watching Aaron Sorkin's adaptation, The Social Network, directed by David Fincher.

We're joined by a very special guest, our friend and colleague Mark Byrne, our resident legal expert, who talks us through some of the interesting legalities explored in the film.

Join us as we chat through our thoughts on this fascinating adaptation and how much we'd enjoy a sequel or sequels to keep us up to date with the progress of Facebook over the past decade.

 

Episode 2: The Princess Bride

Charlene and Chelsea revisit one of their favourite previous Cinema Book Club adaptations, William Goldman's The Princess Bride. A classic for all the family, Goldman adapts his own novel into one of the greatest cinema adventures of all time. Directed by Rob Reiner and featuring one of most perfect ensembles ever ensembled, both the film and the book are examples of storytelling at it's most joyous!

 

Episode 1 - Mommie Dearest

Charlene and Chelsea discuss the notorious 1981 film adaptation of Christina Crawford's autobiography Mommie Dearest which focuses on her tumultuous relationship with her movie star mother Joan Crawford (played here by another Hollywood Legend, Faye Dunaway).

 

Special thanks to Bren Murphy for beautiful editing and basically being tech guru and to Meagan Hyland for our beautiful artwork! And thanks to our wonderful book clubbers who come to our monthly events in Light House Dublin and Pálás Galway and have kindly followed us online during the lockdown.


Instagram / Twitter: @cinemabookclub